The 2016 election result for Surf Coast Shire suggested that the community was generally happy with their councilors with all existing councilors who stood being returned. Since then, two councilors have resigned causing a countback and a by-election.
The VEC undertook a subdivision review of Surf Coast Shire and handed down their final report on 8 April 2020. The proposed boundary changes involve decreasing the size of Torquay and Winchelsea wards and increasing the size of Anglesea and Lorne wards.
The 2020 election will use the proposed boundaries for the first time subject to approval from the local government minister.
This map features the new ward boundaries for 2020:
8 candidates, 4 vacancies. Torquay (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates
|Paul Barker||Liberal Democrats||View|
5 candidates, 2 vacancies. Anglesea (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates
4 candidates, 2 vacancies. Winchelsea (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates
1 candidates, 1 vacancy. Lorne (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates
The subdivision review was completed by the VEC on Wednesday 8 April 2020. Read more on the VEC website.
|Ward (councillors)||Old Boundaries||New Boundaries|
|Anglesea (2)||6,903 -10.09%||7,235 -5.76%|
|Lorne (1)||3,349 -12.76%||4,117 +7.25%|
|Winchelsea (2)||7,619 -0.76%||7,411 -3.47%|
|Torquay (4)||16,678 +8.62%||15,786 +2.81%|
You can view each ward below with the old boundaries in grey and the proposed new boundaries for this election in purple:
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